Category: Meet the Member
The Last Time Theatres Closed, Returning Was an Almost Religious Experience
By DANIEL GUSS
Wednesday, August 04, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Aug 4, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
My first show after 9/11 took me someplace I didn't know I needed to go --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. In honor of theatres slowly reopening, TDF member Daniel Guss recalls his moving experience at his first show after a prior shutdown. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. The first time I remember...
The Memories of a Broadway Baby
By JUDITH MARKS-WHITE
Wednesday, July 14, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
Wed Jul 14, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
Why theatre is my most enduring love --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. In honor of theatres slowly reopening, TDF member Judith recalls highlights from her seven decades of seeing Broadway shows. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. I was 8 when Ray Bolger came out on stage and stole the show in Frank...
How TDF Is Getting Students to Turn on Their Cameras
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 28, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
How TDF's Introduction to Theatre program went virtual to help students and teachers during a tumultuous year During a typical academic year, TDF's free Introduction to Theatre program connects thousands of students throughout the tristate area to the magic of live performance. But when theatres and schools closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19...
What 'My Fair Lady' Taught Me About My Worth
By MEG MASSERON
Thursday, March 18, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Mar 18, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    3 comments Share This
After a lifetime of self-esteem struggles, I realized I deserved a Freddy, not a Henry --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. Today, TDF member Meg explores how My Fair Lady taught her about the greatest love of all: self-love. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. Two years ago this month, a younger, misguided...
My Wedding Was the Best Show I Ever Starred In
By THERESA MELITO-CONNERS
Thursday, February 11, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Feb 11, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    1 comment Share This
How my husband and I turned our nuptials into a production to remember Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. In honor of Valentine's Day, Theresa recalls her gloriously theatrical wedding. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. I always knew I would get married on stage. I also knew I would marry a man who would...
When She Walked into My Life
By KATHY LOVE QUINN
Tuesday, December 22, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Dec 22, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
An unexpected meeting with the star who turned me into a theatre lover A few months ago when I first put out a call for personal essays for our Theatre Lovers series, I received this piece from longtime TDF member Kathy Love Quinn. While it doesn't fit the theme of theatre transforming personal relationships, it's too wonderful not to share. Consider...
I Owe My Marriage to Theatre!
By TINA MARQUIS-KIRSIMÄE
Thursday, December 03, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Dec 3, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
On stage, backstage and in the audience, we fell in love through shows --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. Today, Tina talks about the leading role theatre has played in her personal and professional life. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. I met my husband, Tarmo, my freshman year of college in 1978...
In Love, as in Theatre, It's All in the Timing
By CLAUDIA FLISI
Monday, November 09, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 9, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
The story of my parents' improbable off-stage romance --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay, written by a TDF Stages reader just like you. Today, Claudia shares the uplifting tale of how the theatre played a leading role in bringing her parents together. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. The most outlandish...
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